Hey There Everyone,
I don’t even want to take up space with any little chat. Let’s just see all these pictures I have for you. Without further ado, here is…
Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Lava
As you can see, Lava is a copper/pink/orange/bronze/gold multi-chrome, super-shimmery, metallic polish. Like I said in the captions this polish really makes me think of fall leaves on fire. It has that color-shifting, flame-like look to it and the colors just scream “fall.” I wish it were a little more opaque in one coat so I could use it for stamping!
The formula is a bit on the thin side, but builds nicely in a couple of coats. It tends to drag, so leave a bit of drying time between coats and pay special attention to your tips where it really tends to drag off. I had a hard time getting it to wrap my tips, which I found very annoying. Als0, probably because of the difficulty in wrapping your tips, this polish is quick to chip. As soon as I washed a few little dishes all the tips of my nails were worn off. This was especially disgusting because on two of my fingers on my right hand I used a black base (because sometimes black helps bring out the color-shifting ability of polishes like this) and where my tips had worn off I was left with disgusting, sooty-looking, blackish tips. Ew. For the record- this polish does not need a black base. All the pictures you see are 3 coats of Lava over SH Hard As Nails base coat.
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Despite the application issues with Lava and lack of longevity, I still love this polish. The color is so pretty! It’s sparkly, color-shifting, attention-getting and just wonderful. Despite the over-inflated price ($8 for a .33 oz bottle) I’m really glad I bought this. In the future when I use it, I will use my “nail armor” top coat which is a coat of Seche Vite, followed by a coat of SH Mega Shine, topped with a final coat of Seche. This usually keeps my nails perfect for a few days so I’ll try that in the future because even with my every-day topper of Seche the tips were gone in no time.
Have you seen these Lustre Shine polishes in-store? Have you picked any of them up? Do you think this is over-priced for Sally Hansen brand? Weigh-in in the comments below!! As always thanks so much for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!